Teenager tries to jump from Dubai Mall’s 1st floor, arrested

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The youth and his three friends were arrested with an hour of the picture appearing on Twitter

Police have arrested a 17-year-old UAE national who tried to jump down from the first floor of Dubai Mall on Friday. Three of his friends have also been arrested.

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Mansouri, Director of Criminal Investigation of Dubai Police said the youth faces the charge of attempted suicide.

Dubai Mall’s first floor height is almost equal to that of a four-storey building. Picture of the attempted jump was published on the social networking web site Twitter.

Major General Al Mansouri said in spite of lack of clarity of the Twitter picture, police succeeded in arresting the teenager and his three friends inside Dubai Mall within one hour of the publication of the picture.

Col. Ali Ahmed Ghanem, director of the Bur Dubai police station, said the teenager’s father is a government employee.

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